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Tennis is the game, Sara Mansoor is the name!

A right-handed baseline player of Tennis, Sara Mansoor is top-seeded woman tennis player of Pakistan.

Women are not usually supported to pursue sport as a profession in Pakistan. Sara Mansoor is top-seeded woman tennis player of Pakistan. Sara is also known for her charisma and her captivating smile. Sports run in Sara’s family. Sara’s grandfather Major (R) Abdul Rashid was a legendary boxer, judge and coach of Pakistan Army and her cousins are sailors.

Bronze medalist of 13th South Asian Games, Sara opened her eyes on January 30, 1988, in Rawalpindi. She started playing tennis at the age of 13. She went to Army Public School then she did B.Sc. from Punjab University. She has done M.Sc. from NUML and now she is a student of MS Mass Communication at NUST School of Social Sciences & Humanities.

A right-handed baseline player of Tennis, Sara started playing tennis at the age of 13 at GHQ Tennis Club in summer camp. Later, she participated and won the under-14 tennis event. That event marked her journey towards a professional tennis player.

Her parents were very supportive. She gleefully said,

“What I am today is because of my parents. They were supportive and kept on motivating me. My mother came along with me for my training session in the scorching heat of June and July. Thanks to them! They are a constant source of motivation for me“.

Telling about her feeling when she represented Pakistan for the first time, she blithesomely said,

“When I received my official kit for the first time, I was so happy that I cannot describe my feelings in words. There was green blazer in it. The green color always give me pride. It is proof that you are representing Pakistan on an international level.”

Sara Mansoor Player Profile 

A right-handed baseline player, Sara, is the first female in the history to won medal for Pakistan in international games. She won a bronze medal this year in SAF game held in Guwahati. India. She has represented Pakistan in Islamic Games, 2005, held in Iran. She is representing Pakistan in Fed cup for the last 5 years. She has numerous under 14 and under 18 titles. She has 10 national titles 100. She is the only female level 2 ITF tennis coach.

Sara pointed out that due to lack of infrastructure, funds, training facilities, qualified professional coaches and sports policies sportsmen and sportswomen are unable to compete with international players. She further added, “We have loads of talent. If we properly utilize this talent then we can produce extraordinary results.”

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